Steelers' first kickoff was only special teams blight in win against Chiefs

Steelers' first kickoff was only special teams blight in win against Chiefs

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has an 11-1 ratio of touchdowns to interceptions in the postseason to go along with a 99.1 QB rating. They beat Baltimore and Miami after losing to them in the first go-around, then handled the Chiefs a second time. But it was clear Reid didn't like the call - he just voiced his displeasure much more diplomatically.

Chris Boswell booted his second field goal of the first quarter to pull the Steelers within 7-6 of the Kansas City Chiefs. He had over 100 yards at halftime - more than the Chiefs had at halftime.

This is the same Bell who holds the single-game franchise mark with 236 yards rushing, achieved in Week 14 against the Buffalo Bills.

This is probably the one which bothers me the most.

You know, Antonio Brown can't stay off Facebook Live while the head coach is talking. Over the course of the season, they've progressed and gone a certain direction.

Reid is 43-21 in the regular season since leaving the Eagles and heading West. Essentially, the Steelers lost a half-day of planning and many have questioned whether the league truly had best intentions in mind or if they were trying to capitalize on a ratings boon by playing a Sunday night game. Tight end Travis Kelce was the most vocal of those against the call, telling reporters it was "horseshit" and the official shouldn't be able to allowed to officiate games anymore. Followed by Reid calling timeout to avoid another delay penalty, only to have Kelce incur a 15-yard penalty for shoving down Pittsburgh corner Ross Cockrell. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin also caught just two passes. I thought we had a chance there to get it into overtime, or a shot, but we came up short. That's why [Antonio Brown] doing this Facebook Live stuff, it didn't matter.

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Instead, the Chiefs were unsuccessful on the retry after a 10-yard move back.

G is for grown-man football, which the Steelers inflicted on the Chiefs in the form of a salty offensive line and running back Le'Veon Bell, who rushed for 170 yards on 30 carries.

Before he met with reporters early Monday afternoon, Reid went over the Pittsburgh game film and probably looked at that holding call against left tackle Eric Fisher a few times. Smith's next attempt was knocked away from Maclin. Brown could potentially surpass that this offseason, but the Steelers could just increase his percentage of guaranteed money if they don't have the cap space to give him that kind of annual salary.

During the video, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is heard to utter: "When you get to this point in the journey, not a lot needs to be said". He was among the last to walk out of the red-carpeted locker room and head up the concrete tunnel.

Reid has one year remaining on the five-year pact he signed when he left the Eagles; he is expected to get another deal soon. "I'm not really too anxious about what they put on InstantChat, or whatever it is".